Our Leadership

Board Members - Finance

Carrie McDermott, VP Finance

Dr. Carrie L. McDermott in an assistant professor in the Division of Education at Molloy College, Rockville Centre, New York. She teaches graduate education courses related to cultural and linguistic diversity, ENL methodology, and ENL theory. Before entering the field of teacher education, she was an educator for over 10 years and previously worked in the business industry. Her areas of expertise include teaching English to students of other languages for grades K-12 and adults; elementary, middle, and secondary education; Science; Technology; Entrepreneurship; Response to Intervention; Curriculum Writing; New Teacher Mentoring; Learning Styles; and College and Career Readiness. Dr. McDermott frequently offers staff development and consults with districts to train staff in various aspects of TESOL including new and revised mandates, differentiated strategies, integrated collaborative instructional practices, and classroom coaching/ mentoring. She has published articles in Idiom and the Journal of Leadership and Instruction, as well as presented at NYS TESOL, TESOL International, LIESOL, and The Long Island Teachers' Institute.


Cynthia Wiseman, Business Manager

Cynthia S Wiseman, EdD, US Fulbright Scholar, Vietnam, currently serves as Business Manager, NYS TESOL.  Dr. Wiseman has been a member of the organization since 1993, serving in various capacities from Nominations Chair to Applied Linguistics Winter Conference Chair to AL SIG Chair to VP Elect/Finance Chair to President (2000-2001).  Dr. Wiseman has worked in ESL/EFL and language education for 40+ years.  She has taught all skills to diverse populations in the US and abroad in various programs and contexts from adult ESL and BE ESL literacy to ESL in IEPs and AEPs to EFL to teacher training.  She has developed curricula and designed language learning and teacher training programs in the US, Brazil, Mexico, China, and Vietnam.  She earned her EdD from Teachers College, Columbia University, in second language writing assessment and has been instrumental in developing assessments for reading and writing as well as rubrics for assessing second language writing and is currently Associate Professor at Borough of Manhattan Community College at CUNY.

James Stotz, Treasurer

James M Stotz, CPA, MBA currently serves as Treasurer, NYS TESOL. Mr. Stotz has been involved with NYS TESOL since 2001 as financial advisor. In his professional life, Mr. Stotz has served as Controller and Chief Financial Officer of several significant Fortune 500 and nonprofit organizations. As Treasurer and Accountant, Mr. Stotz oversees all finance functions including but not limited to banking, accounting, financial and government reporting, payroll and tax filings, provides support and guidance with the budget and assists the Finance Committee with special projects.

vacant, Director of Fundraising



Erin Lee Holtkamp, Director of Budget

Erin Lee Holtkamp is currently working as both an adjunct professor and administrative assistant for Molloy College in Rockville Centre. Before working at Molloy, she taught in Rockville Centre Union Free School District in New York and Carole Highlands Elementary School in Maryland as an elementary teacher for 8 years in Kindergarten and First Grade. She studied abroad in her senior year of college at the Universidad de Salamanca in Spain and lived with a family for three months. She developed her love for the Spanish language and the process of learning a second language while being immersed in the language and the culture in Spain. She is an advocate for cultural diversity and acceptance for all students. She holds a B.A. in Early Childhood Education from Towson University and an M.S. in TESOL from Molloy College.